Episode 19 is one of my favorite interviews and podcast episodes! I absolutely adore Suzanne Bowen and have been working out with her online streaming videos for over 2 years now. It is hands down my favorite kind of exercise (and that's including exercise during pregnancy). I had a great time interviewing Suzanne and I am so encouraged by her and her fitness philosophy. This interview has the potential to completely change the way you exercise and think about your body. Her message really is that powerful!
If you're feeling frustrated with your exercise routine, how you are thinking about your body image, or if you think you need to punish yourself in the gym, this podcast can change that! And just in time for the new year!
Suzanne is doing an amazing giveaway and it's for everyone. Everyone is a winner here. She is giving away a one month membership to SBF streaming workouts for the next 2 weeks (December 30th-January 13th). Get your FREE month here.
Here's how to find and connect with Suzanne:
Suzanne Bowen put her heart, soul, sweat and more than 16 years of fitness experience and training into SBF (Suzanne Bowen Fitness). SBF is a compilation of all the training she received and all the training she’s given over the years. Suzanne brings the form, focus and precision she learned from the Lotte Berk Method into general fitness with a balanced, full body workout. She is not a yeller. Who really wants to run bleachers or flip tires? SBF is a simple formula encompassing strength, cardio & flexibility in an effective way without the dread factor. Suzanne is on a mission with SBF to help someone build a foundation from which they can become not perfect, but their best, every day.
Under the SBF brand, Suzanne has created BarreAmped, an internationally taught barre technique which has been chosen by Fitness Magazine and Natural Health Magazine as the best of barre workouts in 2014-15. Suzanne is also the creator of numerous top selling fitness DVDs and online streaming barre and cardio classes. Suzanne does extensive training with posture and prenatal specialists, including her friend, Julie Wiebe, PT, to stay up to date on the latest scientific data as it relates to fitness.
In this episode of the podcast I am covering one of my favorite topics: desserts. They are one of my favorite things. Always have been and I think they always will be. The thing is, the ingredients to my desserts have changed a lot over the years.
I've shared this before on the podcast but I used to struggle a lot with sugar cravings (like all day monster cravings). I know the struggle and how much of a massive fight it is not to give into those cravings and how much energy it takes to fight them. Especially when you know the dangers or side effects of sugar and want to avoid it for your health.
In this episode I share more of my story and how I broke free of the sugar cravings without saying no to tasty treats. I also share how I believe you can use these healthy desserts to break the refined sugar cravings and kick that white and processed sugar to the curb.
Today's podcast episode is one of my favorites. I love food! How many nutrients are in food, how to get the best deals, and how to make the most of the food you buy. Going back about 100 years brings us to an art of cooking and preserving food we have lost in this country of refrigerators and microwaves. I'm not giving up my fridge, but there's definitely something to the way we used to prepare foods. They contain health giving nutrients, enzymes, probiotics, and more that we lose out on because of our fast-food and fast-paced nation.
I interviewed one of my friends and respected colleagues Sarica Cernohous. She is the Queen of Fermentation as our friend Faith Hill says. We talk about so many things in this episode and it shows in the length of the podcast. It's longer than an hour so you may need to watch this in two or three different chunks. But it is definitely worth listening to the whole interview.
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Sarica Cernohous, L.Ac., MSTOM, BSBA is a nationally-certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine, practicing Japanesestyle acupuncture. She is the author of The Funky Kitchen: One Soccer Mom's Favorite Traditional Food Techniques and Recipes. Sarica teaches on the importance and the practice of traditional food methods to both the public at large, and to other health care practitioners, notably through here 6-week online training on the basics of traditional food preparation, “Fresh, Fun and Flavorful in The Funky Kitchen.” She is also a coach for Metabolic Balance of Germany and is a chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation. She resides in Flagstaff with her husband and two children. You can learn more about her at her website, naturallylivingtoday.com.